This beloved Swiss children's tale has been beloved by generations of children and adults. Orphan Heidi's life in the Alps with her grandfather, Peter the goatherd, and her friendship with Klara, her invalid playmate, is both poignant and heartwarming.
Catherine Earnshaw's passionate statement reveals the core of Emily Bronte's tempestuous literary masterpiece. Meeting as children, Catherine and Heathcliff begin a relationship that grows into obsession as family, class, and fate work against them as much as their own jealous natures.
"compelling and intense; the narrator grew on me"
This powerful story of passion, adultery, honor, and repression caused a tremendous controversy in 1850 when it was published, because of its provocative subject matter. Set in Puritan New England, the novel begins with Hester Prynne, a young woman with an illegitimate baby daughter, leaving prison to face her scornful townsfolk. Forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" to remind people of her adultery, Hester obstinately holds her head high and refuses to reveal the father of her child.
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A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics. This is the play that was later to be adapted as the musical, My Fair Lady.
"Great reader bring characters to life"
Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th century England.
"Practically perfect in every way"
This is the story of the mystical travels of Diamond, a coachman's son, through distant lands and strange events while riding on the back of the beautiful North Wind.
This book served as the world's introduction to the tales of the great Sherlock Holmes, as told by his new roommate and future chronicler, Dr. Watson. Their first case involves a murder in London, Mormons, and myriad complications.
The newlyweds move into their house of dreams where they share joys and sorrows with their special neighbors Captain Jim, Leslie Moore, and Cornelia. The births of their children are a moving part of this beautiful story.
This book, one of Mark Twain's first, is a hilarious, sometimes biting account of the author's travels through France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Palestine, Turkey, and Egypt. His wry observations pepper the narrative with humor, while at the same time making pertinent comments on the human condition.
Lady Mason's trial for forgery and perjury shocks the neighborhood. A cast of unforgettable characters views her with disdain, compassion, and disbelief. And then there are the love stories....
As she begins her career as a teacher, Anne's vivid imagination and her romanticism lead to a number of embarrassing as well as amusing episodes.
In the preface to Leaves of Grass, Whitman states, "The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem". The themes of equality for all people, fertility, sacredness of self, beauty in death, love of comrades, and the immortality of the soul prevail.
Let young adults discover the exotic landscape, the wondrous magic, and the fascinating menagerie of creatures - jaguars and kangaroos, hedgehogs and leopards - that have made Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories worldwide favorites for a century. Included: "The Crab that Played with the Sea", "How the Camel Got His Hump", and 10 others.
Polynesia the parrot, Jip the dog, Too-Too the owl, Dab-Dab the duck, Gub-Gub the pig, Chee-Chee the monkey and many other animals accompany Dr. Doolittle on his adventurs in England, Africa and on the High Seas. Please note - due to certain unfortunate racial epithets and insensitivities contained in the narrative of this book, parental guidance is suggested.
The story of Cyrano, his famous nose, and his undying love for the beautiful Roxanne evokes the spirit and panache of 17th century France.
"Cyrano de WHO?"
In this wickedly funny play, a seemingly ideal couple and their charming, privileged friends surmount such details as selling government secrets, theft, and bribery with love triumphant over all.
In "The Great Good Place", a man searches for peace and respite from the demands of success. The fascinating, searching novella In the Cage tells of a young girl in a Mayfair post office becoming more aware of the great social world and of a certain gentleman's affairs through the telegrams that he sends.
A little American boy is sent to England to live with his stern grandfather, a British Lord. In training to become heir to the title and vast holdings, Fauntleroy becomes more the teacher than the pupil.
Nora, a banker's pampered and petted wife, forges a signature to obtain money for her ailing husband. The play's theme, touting a woman's independence, shocked audiences at the time of its premiere.
"Great way to get the story "
The charming heir to an earldom has an affair with a sweet young lady of inferior background. She becomes pregnant - and the consequences may not be what one would usually expect from Mr. Trollope's pen.